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Hayley Day

Hayley Day has been a community journalist for over a decade. She has written for Pacific Northwest publications such as The Journal of the San Juan Islands, Salish Current and Haida Gwaii Observer. Before moving to San Juan Island, she wrote about culture and entertainment in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. View her work at www.HayleyDay.com.

Recent Posts by Hayley

Trick-or-Treat on San Juan Island?

October 9, 2020 at 5:30 am

San Juan County Halloween Guidelines   With Halloween around the corner, kids and parents alike are wondering what Halloween should and should not look like. There are no Halloween specific regulations, but there are existing requirements that might impact Halloween, and there are certainly some commonsense precautions that should be followed.

County Halts Lodging Tax Funding Proposals

October 9, 2020 at 5:15 am

The San Juan County Lodging Tax Committee is not requesting lodging tax funding proposals this year. The pandemic has severely reduced lodging tax revenue, and funds are not sufficient for new tourism-related projects in the coming year. However, available funds will be distributed to the recurring entities: theaters, museums and San Juan County parks. Also,  Continue Reading

Classes Resume at Spring Street International

October 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

Spring Street International School has safely reopened for in-person instruction. Support from San Juan County Health and Community Services as well as the cooperation of the entire Spring Street community created a safe opening experience. The student’s enthusiasm and relief during their first day back truly made the herculean efforts to get the campus pandemic  Continue Reading

Stream Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival

October 9, 2020 at 4:00 am

Featured films run Oct. 15-25, student movies start Oct. 10   The 2020 Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival will run from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 25, providing on-demand access to 20 award-winning feature documentaries, 12 short films and 11 student short films. Full details about the films, how to view them, and how  Continue Reading

Dental Therapy on the Swinomish Reservation

October 8, 2020 at 5:30 am

Asiah Gonzalez, a dental therapist, shares her views on the advantages of dental therapy. Growing up on the Swinomish reservation, I never imagined that I could have a career in medicine. I tried hard in school, but I never saw dentists or doctors who looked like the people I grew up with. That all changed  Continue Reading

Scammers Call PeaceHealth Patients

October 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

PeaceHealth has received reports of recent phone scams – or “vishing” scams – impacting patients in the Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan areas. Scammers are pretending to be from PeaceHealth or other health agencies and attempting to steal personal information or private health details over the phone.

Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bites

October 8, 2020 at 4:30 am

Anemones of the San Juans By Christopher Wells Dr. Christopher Wells completed his PhD with Dr. Ken Sebens in 2019 in the Biology Department at the University of Washington. His research was on the biology and ecology of sea anemones in the San Juan Archipelago. He is now a postdoctoral associate at the University at  Continue Reading

San Juan County Business Grant Extended

October 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

San Juan County has extended its Small Business Relief Grant program that launched on Sept. 1, 2020, to assist for-profit businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, and opened eligibility to more organizations. Awards will range up to $5,000 for eligible San Juan County businesses to help them to remain open, retain jobs, and comply with  Continue Reading

Covid-19 Beta Testing in Friday Harbor

October 7, 2020 at 4:30 am

Living Medical Arts PLLC, in Friday Harbor, Washington, has been selected by LabCorp as one of three nation-wide sites to pilot a unique COVID-19 testing program. LabCorp is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care.  Dr. Mandy Gulla and staff have been working closely with LabCorp for several  Continue Reading

San Juan County Awards $1.7 Million for Affordable Housing

October 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

The San Juan County Council discussed applications received for the 2020 Home Fund affordable housing project on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The council approved Home Fund grants and funding commitments to five projects totaling $1,782,734. These funds will contribute to the construction of 59 total new affordable housing units, and the preservation of another 19 affordable  Continue Reading

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